Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

May 17, 2010 09:15 ET

Kitchener-Waterloo Students Finding Out a Future as a CA Has No Limits

Featured Speaker Is Stephanie Ratza, CA, of Descartes Systems Group Inc.

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) - A select group of Kitchener-Waterloo-area high school students are getting an exclusive look into the many opportunities available in the world of business at the No Limits conference being hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario on May 19. Approximately 160 students, nominated by their schools for their leadership skills and interest in university business programs, will be attending this daylong session. This is one of just four No Limits conferences being held during the 2009-10 school year.

The No Limits conference brings Chartered Accountants from Kitchener's top businesses together with students most likely to be tomorrow's successful business professionals. During No Limits, the students will get the chance to meet CAs and discuss the many opportunities that open up for people who achieve the prestigious CA designation.

Among the day's highlights will be a presentation by Stephanie Ratza, CA, the Chief Financial Officer at Descartes Systems Group, an organization providing logistics management solutions to help manage third party carriers and private transportation fleets. She'll be joined by representatives from major accounting firms, Research In Motion, Open Text, Manulife, Nike, The Co-operators, local universities and other organizations.

Students attending No Limits are coming from these schools:

  • Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute
  • Elmira District Secondary School
  • Forest Heights Collegiate Institute
  • Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute
  • John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute & Vocational School
  • Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School
  • Preston High School
  • Resurrection Catholic Secondary School
  • Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School
  • St. Michael Catholic Secondary School
  • Waterloo Collegiate Institute
  • Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School

Media are invited to attend all or part of the No Limits conference and interviews can be arranged with participants.

WHAT: No Limits conference
SPEAKER: Stephanie Ratza, CA, CFO of the Descartes Systems Group Inc.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 19 from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Stephanie Ratza speaks at 1:00 p.m.
WHO: CAs hosting Kitchener-Waterloo high school students at business learning session
WHERE: St. George Banquet Hall, 665 King Street North, Waterloo

About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's more than 33,000 CAs and 5,000 CA students. Since 1879, the Institute has protected the public interest through the CA profession's internationally recognized standards of qualification and conduct. A wide range of organizations and individuals count on Ontario CAs to provide trustworthy and strategic insight, business leadership and financial guidance. The Institute's website is: and the student website is

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